We need to talk about Christmas presents. Yes, we know it's late in December, but if like us, you still haven't started your shopping, then you may want to read this.
Here at Marie Claire UK, we know that there is nothing better than a beauty gift set from one of your favourite brands sitting under the tree. These gift sets are great as you can try out lots of different products before investing in your favourite ones.
Take Jo Malone, for example. Did you know that at Christmas you can purchase a set of mini perfumes, so that you can try each of them out to see what you like? Pretty cool if you ask us.
Plus, a lot of gift sets offer incredible discounts on some of the most popular beauty products, so you can finally get your hands on those items that have been out of stock for ages.
But be warned, it's a minefield out there. Luckily for you, we've been jolly helpful and done all the hard work; rounding up the very best of the bunch. You. Are. Welcome.
For more inspiration, don't forget to check out our roundups of the best luxury candles, the best bath products and the best reed diffusers. We happen to think that these would all make amazing Christmas presents, because let's face it, you can never have enough smellies in your life.
The best Christmas beauty gift sets to shop now:
Who doesn't love a bit of Charlotte Tilbury at Christmas? This set contains a full-size hydrating lipstick, a mini lip liner, lip gloss and lipstick in the iconic Pillow Talk shade.
We all know that over the busy Christmas period our hair can start to feel extra dry from all the styling. For a kick of hydration, we recommend the Gisou Honey Infused Hydration Set, which comes with the famous hair oil, alongside a mask, a leave-in conditioner and a hair perfume.
Ok, how cute is this set from Fresh? It features the ultimate bodycare duo to save your dry skin this winter. The Hesperides Grapefruit Shower Gel gently cleanses and refreshes skin with nourishing shea butter and vitamins C & E, while the Hesperides Grapefruit Body Lotion soothes and hydrates skin with a burst of citrus.
If you're wanting to give someone the gift of fragrance, a beauty gift set is a great way to go as they can try out lots of different scents. We love this set from Jo Malone, with five opulent favourites from the Cologne Intense Collection, housed in their signature gift box.
Anyone else feel like their skin gets a little bit dull over the festive season? We've been loving the BYOMA skincare range thanks to their affordable yet effective formulas, and this fun gift set will help give your complexion a boost. The clever bauble contains the Brightening Serum and the Moisturising Gel Cream. Win win.
This limited-edition set from Dior is quite literally what dreams are made of. Not only does it include a Rouge Dior lipstick with an engraved bullet and 3 refills, but they come in a Dior clutch bag with a removable lipstick holder. Perfect for party season, don't you think?
If you're lacking that holiday glow, fake it till you make it with this gift set from tanning favourite, Isle of Paradise. You'll know by now that we are big fans of the brand's tanning products, and this kit has everything you need. It comes with the Medium Self-Tanning Water, the Hyglo Face Self-Tan Serum and even a Self-Tanning Applicator Mitt.
The first time we smelt this festive scent by The Body Shop, we knew we would be adding the gift set to our Christmas lists straight away. The shower gel, body lotion and hand cream are all designed to invigorate your senses. Trust us, you'll feel completely refreshed after using these.
One beauty product we can't live without is our Tweezerman tweezers. You simply cannot beat them. This stunning emerald set is the perfect stocking filler.
Glow Recipe has been all over social media this year, thanks to their clever skin products which help give you a radiant complexion. This bestselling full-size duo contains the Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner and the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops.
If you know someone that is a fan of Ariana Grande, then they will love this set from her beauty brand, r.e.m.beauty. It comes with everything you need to create a wintery eye look.
Trinny Woodall's brand, Trinny London, has taken the beauty world by storm. This set contains all of the cult classics, and you can choose the best shades to suit you.
This Liz Earle set is worth a whopping £85, and you can get it for just £34 thanks to Boots. Oh, and it also comes with a full sized Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.
We could all use an extra BeautyBlender in our lives for when our one goes missing, and you can make sure you're never without one with this five-piece set that contains a Blendercleanser and scrubber to keep tools clean and a limited-edition stand for storage.
You've all heard of the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, but did you know that there is also a Vitamin Enriched Eye Base? Apply both these products before your make-up for the ultimate hydrated base that will keep your look in place all day long.
If you've been wanting to try out some of the JVN Hair products, then now is the perfect time thanks to this Complete Trusted Trio, which comes with three bestselling essential items.
When it comes to skincare sets, it doesn't get more magical than this. Luxury brand Evidens de Beauté have created a special collection that contains all of the products you need to give your skin the TLC it needs after the Christmas period.
Sleep-enhancing? Check. Muscle-relaxing? Check. Comforting? Triple check. This set from Tropic Skincare comes with a magnesium body buttercream, magnesium body polish and a wild lavender and frankincense candle to help you drift off.